Unlike, say, O Brother Where Art Thou? where the underlying faith message was far more tongue in cheek than something worth regarding seriously, the deeper spiritual truths in True Grit are ultimately the basis for what's an engaging tale of a man who learns the meaning of sacrifice from a much younger woman who wasn't afraid to stand up for what's right—even if it meant endangering her own life in the process.


  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Rooster is notorious for drinking and smoking way too much.

  • Language/Profanity:  A couple of instances where the Lord's name is taken in vain.

  • Sex/Nudity:  None.

  • Violence:  There's a public hanging of three men, plus plenty of shoot ‘em up scenes that have various degrees of bloodiness. Anyone afraid of snakes will be less than thrilled with one scene in particular that involves young Mattie, the aforementioned reptile and a tightly enclosed space.


Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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